Colin Kaepernick, you probably aren’t surprised to learn, is putting in his two cents regarding President Trump‘s ordered killing of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian military officer and local hero.
Kaepernick says the assassination via a drone strike, is a classic example of American imperialism. The ex-NFL quarterback, who, for all intent and purposes has been banned by the league, obviously did not hold back with his stinging criticism of the move, likening it to an attack on people of color.
There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism.
“There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism,” Kaep wrote on Twitter. However, he didn’t stop there.
He went on to add that the perceived escalation of tensions has been resorted to in the U.S.A.’s playbook time and again.
“America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non-white world.”
America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world.
Trump’s order to kill Qasem Soleimani has gotten mixed reactions — with some calling it necessary and imminent, as he is said to have been responsible for taking American lives while waging destructive and deadly tactics there in the Middle East and elsewhere.
The strike – which also killed four more Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards and five members of Iraq’s pro-Iran paramilitary network, has straight up infuriated Tehran, which has vowed to do jihad on America.
Meanwhile, Iraq, whose prime minister attended the funerals Saturday, threatened to order the expulsion of all US troops from the country after what it called ‘a brazen violation of Iraq’s sovereignty.’
President Trump has said that he ordered the killing of Soleimani to prevent war, adding that the commander was plotting “imminent and sinister” attacks against Americans.
“We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war,” the president said in brief remarks at Mar-a-Lago on Friday.
So far the administration has yet to prove any receipts as proof of its claim.
Either way, it doesn’t matter as far as Kaepernick is concerned. It’s more than obvious he is not down with the White House.